April Reading Round-Up

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Once again it has been an excellent month for reading – with stress, turning to books has been a godsend.

It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for April was 37 books – 7 of them picture books, with the following breakdown:
Fantasy /Paranormal – 7
Historical Romance– 4
Romance – 13
Women’s Fiction – 3
Historical – 1
Memoir/Non-fiction – 1
YA – 1
Picture books – 7

(Diverse books – (2)

I will continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won), an e-book, or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads –18
TBR books –4
E-books – 15
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
#3 – Great first line – Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
#5 – Set in city that hosted Olympics – Paris for One by JoJoMoyes
#26 – Pun in title – Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner
#36 – Pink Cover – Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
#38 – By a journalist – Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
Advanced #8 – Published in 20th century – Born to be Bad by Naomi Horton

52 Books in 52 Weeks
#21 – Written by journalist – Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
#26 – Strong friendship theme – Vision in White by Nora Roberts
#28 – Literary fiction – Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
#30 – Recipes inside – Delicious by Ruth Reichl

Beyond the Bookends
The Theme this month was “bonds of friendship”. I read 2 books:
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key words I used this month were:
Lost” – The Lost Husband by Katherine Center
My” – Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Classics or Currents
I chose a classic – Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Diversify Your Reading
The theme for April was “YA
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Blogger’s Bookshelf
The theme was “POC
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Favourite Reads
So many this month! Here are my top 10 (all rated 5 on Goodreads) + 4 by Lorraine Heath I had to fit in!

The Lost Husband by Katherine Center
Magical Midlife Madness by K. F. Breene
The Road Leads Back by Marci Bolden
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
Born to Be Bad by Naomi Horton
Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
Delicious by Ruth Reichl

4 by Lorraine Heath:
Once More, My Darling Rogue
The Duke and the lady in Red
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
Lord of Wicked Intentions

Looking Ahead to May
I hope to tackle more on my TBR shelves – time to buckle down and read and pass them on.

I am linking with the following:

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Monthly Wrap-up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

 

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Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

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Friendship Friday Blog (at Create With Joy)

10 thoughts on “April Reading Round-Up

  1. You are amazing how you track all your books for your challenges and find them as well to fulfil the challenges. Some of these I’ve read and some I’d love to read.

    • I have a notebooks where I list ideas for books that meet different challenges. And a calendar where I keep track of books read, and info about each. You have provided me with a lot of recommended books that I try to track down and have used for these challenges. Sometimes the hunt for a book is just as fun as reading it!

  2. Yes, books are an escape even more now for me than ever. I have enjoyed keeping my routine of reading before bedtime and being able to forget the world outside. You had an excellent month of books and challenges, so I’m happy you are also finding joy in reading.

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